Vaping Ban in Maine Schools
On September 19, 2019, a ban on vaping in Maine schools will take effect. Nationwide, more news of vaping-related illness and deaths are prompting such crackdowns, including a recent statewide vaping ban in Michigan. We’ll discuss what we’re learning about the dangers of vaping and how the ban will be enforced.
- Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Lance Boucher, Senior Division Director, State Public Policy, East at American Lung Association
- Eileen King, deputy director, Maine School Management Association
- Patricia Endsley MSN, RN, NCSN, Wells High School Nurse, President, Maine Association of School Nurses
- The Vaping Illness Outbreak: What We Know So Far
- Vaping Has Reversed The Decline Of Tobacco Use Among Maine Students
- Maine CDC Guide To E-Cigarettes and Vaping
- High schools embrace 'vape detectors' in fight against bathroom vaping
- Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control
- NYT Opinion - How Big Tobacco Got A Generation Hooked
What can you do?
- If you vape and have symptoms of lung illness, see your health care provider.
- If you are a health care provider and suspect a case meets the lung illness criteria, call 1-800-821-5821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Schools needing policy or education assistance related to e-cigarettes/vaping may contact a local tobacco prevention provider ctimaine.org/resources/local-prevention-partners/.
- Learn more about e-cigarettes in this toolkit.
- If you’ve never smoked or used other tobacco products or e-cigarettes, don’t start. If you use these products, help is available.
Free support to quit or help someone quit:
Phone: Call the Maine Tobacco HelpLine at 1-800-207-1230 to talk with a quit coach.
Web: Visit thequitlink.com for support, whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about it.
Support includes developing a plan to quit, texts, advice, and a supportive community of tobacco users who have quit.
Text: The Truth Initiative offers free text message programs for youth and young adults who want to quit vaping or smoking. It presents content by age group to give appropriate advice about quitting. It is also a resource for parents looking to help their children.
• Text Quit to 202-804-9884 to quit JUUL or e-cigs.
• Text QUITNOW to 202-759-6436 to quit cigarettes
Conversation Guide for Parents - The Vape Talk